This book covers importance of fruits and scope of fruit growing, selection of site and soil, preparation of land and layout of an orchard, cultural practices and flowering. The chapter on propagation and nursery management including micropropagation provides fundamental information necessary for raising of fruit nursery.
The information on tropical fruits (mango, banana, papaya, pineapple, guava, sapota, cashewnut, custard apples), sub-tropical fruits (citrus, grape, pomegranate, avocado) and temperate fruits (apple, peat, peach, plum, almond, apricot walnut cherry, strawberry) grown commercially in different agro-climatic conditions of India is incorporated. The book is primarily meant for graduate and post-graduate students in horticulture. The information included in this book is considered to be of utmost value to fruit growers, nurserymen, extension specialists, gardners and traders engaged in the field of horticulture